According to Claudia Brücken, "The whole idea was based on a programme called Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. That was when we discovered how much we wanted to write about that idea and what a great introduction it would be for Thomas and me to have a duet as a first single. Two characters talking about that whole thing."
The orchestral arrangement for 'Snobbery and Decay' was made by David Bedford.
The single also features a cover of 'I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You' from the musical Evita, chosen according to Thomas Leer, because "we both dislike Andrew Lloyd Webber intensely. We wanted to do something from a musical, something that was crap and that we could make great. It also fitted the idea of the package."
Click the link below to download the following
Extended for Stephanie Beacham Version -
The Naked Civil Limited 12 inch Version
Theme from Snobbery and Decay - Various 12 inch Extra Track
I'll Be Surprisingly Good For You - 12 inch Extra Track
Poison - B-Side
Strong Poison - Limited 12 inch Edition B-Side